Fall 2018 National Invitational heads to Barefoot Resort in beautiful Myrtle Beach, SC!
The Fall 2018 National Invitational runs alongside the National Championship, and gives more teams an opportunity to compete on the national level. The tournament will be played at Barefoot Resort & Golf in Myrtle Beach on the Fazio and Norman courses. These resort courses rank as some of the best in the entire state of South Carolina.
The National Invitational is a 2-day, 36-hole stroke play event, and the champion of the Invitational receives an automatic bid to the National Championship the following semester. Miami University (OH) took home the National Invitational trophy last semester.
Why Myrtle Beach?
Thanks to our sponsor Play Golf Myrtle Beach, the city is the #1 golf destination in the US. With hundreds of courses and miles of beaches to explore, there’s never a dull moment in this resort town. The city’s boardwalk is filled with shops and restaurants, perfect for winding down after a round. You can even take the SkyWheel for a view of the entire Grand Strand! The November weather in South Carolina is also ideal for Nationals, with mild temperatures and a cool sea breeze.
Careers in Golf Networking Event
On Friday, November 16th the NCCGA staff will host the 2nd annual Careers in Golf networking event at NCCGA Nationals. If you are looking for an internship, or seeking part time, full time, or volunteer work in the golf industry, the NCCGA staff is dedicated to helping club golfers succeed off the course. There are many careers in golf including positions in marketing, finance, management, operations, teaching, and engineering. All NCCGA members are welcome to attend the event, even if you are not participating in either of the Nationals tournaments.
Practice Rounds (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
7:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Tournament participants are able to schedule practice rounds up to a week before the championship at a discounted rate of $65 per player (per round). All practice rounds need to be scheduled directly with the golf course and paid for directly by the players. Practice rounds are first-come, first-served and are subject to availability. If your team wishes to play a practice round on Friday, it is strongly recommended you sign up for one of the two practice round shotguns at 9am Friday on either the Love or Norman courses.
Registration & Careers in Golf Networking Event
3:00 PM — 6:00 PM
Players will meet at the Barefoot Resort driving range from 3-6PM for pre-championship registration, the Careers in Golf networking event, skill challenges, gift bag pick up, team photos, grand raffle, free range balls, and free food. In past years we’ve been joined by special guests such as Willy Wilcox, Smylie Kaufman and more. Make sure not to miss out on this great opening event.
National Invitational Round 1
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Norman course will have a shotgun start at 9am. Exact pairings will be released closer to the tournament date.
National Invitational Round 2
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday’s round on the Fazio course will also be a shotgun start at 9am. Pairings will be generated and distributed based on Saturday’s performance. Any groups needing to leave early will receive double par for any unfinished holes.
Press & Media
Spring 2018 Nationals
National Champions - Grand Canyon University
Invitational Champions - Miami of Ohio
University of Buffalo
Ecole de Technologie Superieure
Central Washington University
Robert Morris University
F airfield University
University of Dayton
Golf Academy – Carlsbad
University of Central Florida
University of Maryland
University of Kansas
James Madison University
University of Nebraska
North Carolina State University